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Wooden Corral

Published: December 2, 2023
Company: Hauler

While this set is labeled “Wooden Corral” it is actually a wooden fence set (it is more of a privacy type of fence as the sections are all closed up, rather than open like a corral fence would be - need to be able to see the animals in a corral). The set consists of 12 resin parts for a wooden fence. It includes 3 long fence sections: 6 posts, two types of gates – a single narrow gate and a… more


F-16C/D Wheels (Block 40 and Later)

Published: November 29, 2023
Company: Brengun

This set supplies drop-in replacement wheels for 1/72 F-16 C/D Block 40 and later kits.

As you would expect from Brengun, the wheels are very finely cast featuring realistic tread pattern, raised lettering and other markings on the sidewalls and sharply detailed brake pads and wheel hubs. I compared them to the wheels of a Tamiya F-16CJ kit and as shown in the photos, the detail on the… more


Helmet and Dress Sewing (Flight Suit) Markings

Published: November 5, 2023
Company: HAD Models

Recently HAD Models released several sets of decals specifically for US Navy F-14 aircrew. I don’t know if the translation program messed up when the title was translated into English, but these sets actually provide decals for the helmet markings and the flight suit patches for the arms and chest for Tomcat aircrews. It appears that these sets were originally created for 1/32 scale pilots and… more


Mk. 77 Napalm Bombs

Published: September 17, 2023
Company: Brengun

This Mk. 77 is an unguided incendiary weapon used by the U S military. The Mk. 77 uses a fuel gel mixture that is similar to napalm, with similar effects when dropped. The Mk. 77 was used in Operation Desert Storm to destroy oil/fuel filled trenches and obstacles created by the Iraqis.

The set includes parts for two complete cannisters, each comprised of a tapered nose section, a… more


Mi-24D Internal Fuel Tank

Published: September 6, 2023
Company: Brengun

This is an interesting set from Brengun as it allows the modeler to replicate the large internal fuel tank sometimes carried by the Mi-24 Hind. The set has 6 parts, consisting of the tank, what appears to be a spigot or filler connection, and 4 parts that make up the cradle the tank sits on. The parts are all crisply cast. However, I did discover a few pinholes on the underside of the tank and… more

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Modern South Korean Air Power – The Republic of Korea Air Force Today

Published: June 25, 2023
Book Author(s): Robin Polderman
Company: Harpia Publishing

This volume continues Harpia Publishing’s look at the air arms of some of the less well-known nations of the world, examining the Republic of Korea’s Air Force (ROKAF).

With a highly unstable and unpredictable neighbor to the north, the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has to be constantly on guard and ready to fight. To ensure its ability to do this, it is closely allied with the… more


F/A-18 C/D Wheel Set

Published: June 24, 2023
Company: Brengun

This set provides replacement nosewheels and main wheels for 1/72 F/A-18C/D kits. It includes two nose gear tires, two main gear tires, and is designed to provide one-for-one replacement parts for the kit wheels. The set does not specify which kits it applies to, so I assume it is intended to be a generic set applicable to any 1/72 F/A-18C or D kit.

I had a Hasegawa F/A-18C kit on the… more

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FM-1 & FM-2 Wildcat Dual Combo Expert Set

Published: June 24, 2023
Company: Arma Hobby

By 1943, the US Navy had committed itself to an ambitious carrier building program, including not only the full-size Essex class carriers, but also a lot more smaller escort/jeep carriers. The escort carriers were envisioned to be equipped with a composite squadron comprised of Wildcat fighters and Avenger torpedo aircraft. As Grumman had ceased building both types of aircraft in order to… more


F-14 Tomcat in Detail & Scale

Published: April 30, 2023
Book Author(s): Haagen Klaus
Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.

The book is the third time Detail & Scale has published a book in its Detail & Scale series on the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. It has also released five books in its Colors and Markings series, two earlier versions and three recent ones.

As is traditional with the Detail and Scale Series, the book starts off with a brief, but good overview of the development of the F-14A, B and D… more


F/A-18 Hornets Part 3: Legacy Hornets Decals

Published: April 22, 2023
Company: Squadron

Last summer Squadron Hobbies released three sets of decals for the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet family. Set 72003 provides decals for three legacy F/A-18C’s - two in high-visibility schemes, the CAG (the carrier air wing commander) aircraft from VFA-192 Golden Dragons (2009) and VFA-34 Blue Blasters (2018) and a standard low visibility scheme from VMFA-122 Werewolves (2009).

For the… more